Thanks to your support, our three County Councillors; Peter Downes, Mike Shellens and Graham Wilson have been re-elected, and our candidates in other wards saw significant increases in their vote share as well.
Well done to all our candidates and supporters, and thank you to the thousands of people who voted Liberal Democrat in Huntingdonshire! And, whether a Liberal Democrat was elected as councillor or not, you can be assured that we will continue to work to support all residents in the area.
Our preliminary analysis of voting in the Huntingdonshire Parliamentary Constituency indicates that the Liberal Democrat vote increased by 11%. The Conservatives clearly benefited from their move to the right and attracted a significant number of previous UKIP voters. There was no real change in the Labour vote.
So what might this mean for the General Election vote in Huntingdonshire on 8th June?
- The Conservatives will hope that by moving to the right and attracting UKIP voters they will be able to retain the Huntingdon constituency, but have they peaked too soon?
- Labour do not appear to offer any challenge to the Tories
- The Liberal Democrats are the main challengers to the Conservatives. Our policies appeal to both “One Nation” Tories and many Labour voters, which mean that we have a fantastic opportunity to push the Conservatives really hard in this seat.